Politics

Audio: Harry Belafonte Expresses Disappointment in Obama

| by Michael Allen

On Tuesday's Tavis Smiley & Cornel's West radio show, entertainer and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte expressed his unhappiness with the Obama Administration (audio below).

Belafonte said: "When I think of Barack Obama and I think about all that is at stake here I’ve really long since left talking about how many terms he will be as a president. My question is what legacy will he leave having had the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and boggled the mind and boggled people’s thinking and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things."

"And how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents would have ever been able to do and he let that opportunity slip away from him."

"I think if there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama in the way we had all hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices. The absence of that force in his equations the absence of that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decision which are hugely complicated, especially from the political perspective."

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